Friday, 23 April 2021

FindmyPast adds military records and reintroduces census address search

New additions this week from FindmyPast (

New and improved census address search
You can now discover a house in all UK census records with one quick search. Only available at Findmypast, address search is now easier to find, more intuitive and includes enhanced features like name variants and radius settings. See (Note for Scotland FMP has transcripts up to 1901 only)

British Army, Royal Engineers 1900-1949
The first phase of this new release sees over 92,000 tracer cards, mostly from World War 2, published online for the first time. Tracer cards track a soldier's movement within and between regiments. The records can reveal names, army numbers and dates of birth and enlistment, all useful detail for fleshing out your family tree. Surnames from A-H are included in this first release.

British Army, Coldstream Guards 1800-1947 Image Browse
Now available to browse page-by-page, delve into a range of different records to uncover details of those who served in this famous regiment.

The collection includes:

    Casualties 1939-1947
    Courts Martials 1800-1815
    Decorations and Rewards 1914-1918 and 1939-1948
    Discharges 1884-1947
    Enlistments 1884-1947
    Missing in Action 1939-1945
    Nominal Roll of 1st Battalion men serving in Sudan 1932-1933
    Officers’ Record of Services 1861-1915
    Shanghai Defence Force 1927-1928
    South African Campaign 1899-1902
    Succession Book of 2nd Battalion officers 1797-1926
    Succession Book of Officers 1826-1936
    Record of Campaigns 1854-1895

For further details, and relevant links, visit


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